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Planning board rejects Lorraine Ave. expansion

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Township Planning Board made decisions on two controversial applications on Wednesday night, voting down one to expand the former Warner Communications building on Lorraine Avenue and approving a revised plan that...

Residents start petition to save Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A petition to save the Bellevue Theatre from closing has been launched. Montclair resident Lena Fine started a petition on Change.org Thursday evening, after it was announced that Bow Tie Cinemas' lease on...

Is Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan a rubber-stamp?

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The first draft of a redevelopment plan for Lackawanna Plaza was submitted to township officials last week, and some critics are already claiming that the 92-page document basically rubber-stamps what developers have...

Straw use drops at some Montclair eateries

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It has been about two months since Clean Water Action began inviting Montclair-area restaurants to take part in a project to reduce plastic straw use. And some of those businesses have seen...

Planning board blasts Seymour Street proposals

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A loading zone on Church Street, by outdoor cafes and shops? A 4-foot-wide sidewalk in front of a six-story building on South Willow Street? Parking spaces eliminated during construction of a major...

Zoning Board approves Chase Bank branch, T-Mobile antennas

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Township zoning officials on Wednesday night gave JPMorgan Chase Bank site-plan approval to build a new bank branch on North Fullerton Avenue and to permit T-Mobile to reposition and add several rooftop...

Lawyer: Bow Tie opted not to renew lease on Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Bow Tie Cinemas chose not to renew its lease on Montclair's Bellevue Theatre, according to the attorney representing the theater's owner. And the theater chain is also reportedly planning to remove the Bellevue's...

Montclair businesswoman receives 20-year award

Photo courtesy of Carrie Babcock Former Montclair resident Carrie Babcock, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cedar Grove, until recently of Upper Montclair, was recently honored with a 20-Year Award by the Fred Astaire...

Jumping sharks: Nicki Radzely makes a deal

Nicki Radzely, Montclair entrepreneur, made a deal with "Mr. Wonderful" on "Shark Tank."

Residents unhappy with revised Lorraine Ave. plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news To avoid litigation, a developer has amended his plan for the former Warner Communications facility on Lorraine Avenue, and is now looking to create an addition that will make the property look...

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